Of elixirs and rejuvenation

via Daily Prompt: Elixir

It feels like it’s been a long few days.

I need to be held, to be made to laugh straight from my belly till my eyes tear. I need to be held. I wanna go home.

I feel tired, like i need to be rejuvenated by something..i just don’t know what..sigh… Could this be homesickness?

I went for some runs last week and that felt good.

I keep thinking of going for some runs this week but this cough that threatens to get worse but no promises of getting better makes me think twice. I don’t want to wake up with a horrible cough that could have me bedridden.

Some things at work are beginning to get me down. I’m trying not to let them affect me but…it is what it is. I hope that this is a temporary feeling.

I don’t know what my elixir could be. Maybe a good night’s sleep. Maybe getting over this cough or some company of the male persuasion or a few glasses of wine. Or it could just be that i need to give myself some time. It is said that time makes everything better.

I hope you’re doing better. Perhaps you could offer me some suggestions of elixir..?

Gratitude

via Daily Prompt: Aware

I’m still here dear reader, been suffering from block in some parts of my life as well as busyness.

I’ve made a conscious choice to get out of this block, taking it a day at a time.

Today i was thinking of how i missed my life of two years ago. I would have had a swig of vodka, a book handy (no laptops and wifi to distract me) and my friends a phone call away and we’d be laughing in under a minute. But back then i was wishing for this life i have now and that makes me ungrateful for what i have now, right? So, i now sit and make myself happy when i see how far  i’ve come and achieved most of what i wanted to.

So i’m beginning to think bigger dreams and keep some others going.

But first i thank the Good Lord for bringing me this far and answering my prayers in bigger ways than i asked for and prayed for.

I’d like to think that no matter how badly your day or life is going right now, you have at least 2 things to be thankful for (like your good health, family..) Plus, you have survived 100% of your bad days and that is a good reason to smile and show yourself some love.

Cheers.

PS: Be grateful for what you have and work for what you want.

Curveballs

Life has been busy!!

I’m settled in now it’s just that it seems that a curveball is thrown my way every week..more and more admin stuff at work but i look at it as a learning curve..ugh! But it’s gotta get done.

I signed up for the local annual run. I know i have not trained to even walk a half so i decided to register for the 5k on the Saturday and the 10k on the Sunday-happening on the last weekend of November.

Happily i have started training, but unhappily i am suffering from dehydration headaches soon after(or at least i think that is the cause) This happened twice. It also doesn’t help that one can’t go two/three hundred meters without coming across a hill (damn i miss the flatness of Kenya)

So do i give up? No. I just try and try again. More water and veggies in my diet and i hope that that will sort it out, because i can’t imagine not participating.

It has been an irksome development but what is life without some of these things right.

Wish me luck in my training and i hope you are pushing through whatever life is throwing your way.

So much to tell you…

So much has happened in the last month and a half. As a tree spreads its branches, i am spreading the reach of my mind, arms and life experiences.

I moved countries for work!!  YAY!

God is amazing i tell you.

I had a smooth flight to Libreville, Gabon and i  was taken to my new apartment…everything was dandy. I could not wait to go to the beach…my toes were calling out for it.

But…the election results hadn’t been announced just yet so i had to wait.

Then there were plumes of smoke as people took to the streets. It is scary no matter the scale and number of people.

I was indoors with other colleagues and we got to hang out and get to know each other a bit.

When i got out and about i discovered that i love (absolutely love) the baguettes. They are made fresh daily everywhere. YUMMY!! And pizzerias are all over the place. In Kenya i was eating and living a diabetic lifestyle but here it is next to impossible. I found brown bread, finally, but no brown rice..and lack of exercise 😦

School is in session and so far so good.

The only challenge for me is that this is a French speaking country and i have to brush up on my rusty and dusty French. I welcome the challenge.

i have been slacking on my exercise and i am feeling like a whale. I have tried to get out and run but the humidity is thick and i feel like it is just sitting on my chest when i attempt a short jog; but i will do my best.

I know i won’t do the half marathon that is coming up in November but i definitely want to/have to do the 10k.

 

 

Complications

Complications happen when we listen to other people tell us or what we should do about every bit of our lives.

Uncomplicate yourself. Free yourself from that which you think/know is holding you back. It’s all in your head, I promise. 
The sense of freedom you will feel will make you truly unfuckwithable!! 

Good luck! 

Self love; Live free!

​Days upon days it looks like life or stuff is more difficult than its worth. 

Well, sometimes I may be so, but it doesn’t have to be so. 

Humans tend to complicate things unnecessarily (think government bureaucracy or big corporations) 

The world may be falling apart, jobless, divorce, death, that’s what you see; but it may actually be falling into place. Cliche I know, but also true; I also know that 🙂 

Seasons come and go. Take a deep breath. Live minute to minute; breath to breath and that which hurts so bad right now and has you at rock bottom is your stepping stone to brighter times. It’s not the end of the world. Not even close.

You only have this life to live. You could for a certain period of time, go on a sabbatical from life (or flip the bird) 

Come on, live your life because you don’t live twice. Live free!